Friday, November 30, 2012

Interesting To See How This Play's Out.......


Glades Herp Farms

 Robbie and Robroy Legal Defense Fund

 As many of you know, Robbie and Robroy (Glades Herp Farm) have been accused of a federal violation of the Lacey act. In order to defend themselves and prove their innocence of these charges they will be required to travel from Florida to Philadelphia, PA and hire a federal defense lawyer (a state lawyer cannot represent on a federal case) this will cost a great deal of money. Any contributions will be greatly appreciated! Thank you for the outpouring of support and God bless you all! 

 Should there be any money in excess of the defense, that money will be donated to Castaways Against Cancer which is part of the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

Thanks again for all your support!
Stephen Keszey

Robert/Robbie Keszey--Partner of Glades Herp Farms. Star of The Discovery Channel's best series, Swamp Brothers.

I am all about teaching people to respect the animals and their rights to this place we call earth. There is so much for us to learn from them. Conservation through captive breeding can ensure the survival of those beautiful creatures.

 Check out the Keszey Brothers website!!

Nov. 14, 2012

The owners of a well-known Florida reptile farm that used a Sellersville man as an agent were indicted by a grand jury Tuesday in federal court in Philadelphia with conspiracy to traffic in endangered and threatened reptiles.
Named in the indictment were Glades Herp Farm and its operators, Robroy Macinnes and Robert Keszey. Keszey is featured on the Discovery Channel series “Swamp Brothers.”
The Sellersville man is not named in the court documents released Tuesday. According to the indictment, he helped the Bushnell, Fla., reptile farm collect snakes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
The case stems from incidents that occurred in 2007 and 2008.
According to the grand jury report, in 2007, Keszey traveled to Bucks County and went with the Sellersville man to Carbon County where they captured two eastern timber rattlesnakes. The pair did not have the required permit for collecting the eastern timber snake.
The men then went into New Jersey Pine Barrens where they collected reptiles, including a king snake, in violation of New Jersey law.
Court documents said that Keszey returned to Sellersville in April 2008. This time, Macinnes also made the trip from Florida. The reptile farm operators, accompanied by their Sellersville agent, attempted to collect more eastern timber rattlesnakes but were unsuccessful.
The grand jury findings showed that the Sellersville man also was used by the Glades operators to breed two eastern indigo snakes shipped to him from the Florida farm in violation of Florida law.
The Sellersville agent was authorized by Glades to purchase two adult eastern timber rattlesnakes and their 15 offspring that were collected in New York state without a permit, according to court documents.
According to the report, in November 2008, Macinnes, having heard that search warrants had been executed at the residences of the two men who had collected the snakes in New York, asked the Sellersville man to get rid of the eastern indigo snakes that had been shipped from Florida to breed.
The maximum penalty for conspiring to commit offenses and for violations of the Lacey Act, which prohibits the interstate trafficking of wildlife that has been unlawfully obtained, is up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each violation, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia.

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